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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook appears to have quietly killed its Ticker feature, which displayed a real-time feed of friends' activity   —  As Facebook continues to tinker with its layout and services to spur more interactions and engagement, it seems that not even the most well-known or oldest features are spared.
Dec 10, 2017, 9:05 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts Did You Know questionnaires, so users can answer questions about themselves, reminiscent of tbh, which has tanked in App Store since acquisition   —  Facebook wants you to share a bit more about yourself on your profile, so today it's launching a new feature to web and mobile users called …
Dec 5, 2017, 3:29 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
Facebook removes posts and suspends users for phrases like “men are scum”; ~500 female comedians staged Nov. protest using the terms, and most were suspended   —  When comic Marcia Belsky sarcastically replied “men are scum” to a friend's Facebook post back in October …
Dec 4, 2017, 10:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Messenger Kids, a standalone messaging app that lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family approved by their parents, on iOS in the US   —  For the first time, Facebook is opening up to children under age 13 with a privacy-focused app designed to neutralize child predator threats …
Dec 4, 2017, 8:10 AMIn context
Michael Byrne / Motherboard:
Notre Dame study finds 73% of posts on Reddit are voted on by users that haven't clicked through to view the content   —  And the world makes a little more sense.  —  It's probably not at all surprising that most content posted to Reddit is voted on more or less blindly.
Dec 3, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context
Matt Navarra / The Next Web:
Instagram tests native regram button, GIF sticker search, Story archiving, closest friends list, and other new features   —  TNW today obtained information on a range of new features Instagram is currently testing.  As with all tests, this means some of you may have already seen one or two of the new features.
Dec 2, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will waive its 5% fee on donations, match donations up to $50M per year, launch new APIs, and expand donation tools to 13 new countries   —  Facebook has always been about friends, but now it's seeking a broader purpose.  So today, Facebook is lending a hand with what it does best: social connections, APIs, and money.
Nov 29, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out AI for suicide prevention globally with the exception of the EU after initial tests in US, to detect suicidal posts before they're reported   —  This is software to save lives.  Facebook's new “proactive detection” artificial intelligence technology will scan all posts …
Nov 27, 2017, 11:19 AMIn context
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Facebook confirms it's testing a Snapchat-like streak feature in Messenger that shows how many consecutive days users have been chatting with friends   —  Streaks aren't just for Snapchat, anymore.  —  Facebook is now testing a version of a similar feature in Messenger, the company confirmed with Mashable.
Nov 23, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
As Zuckerberg concludes his 30-state tour, a look at how he's described Facebook and its mission since 2005   —  There's a story that Mark Zuckerberg has told dozens of times over the years.  Shortly after he'd launched Facebook in February 2004, he went to get pizza with Kang-Xing Jin …
Nov 21, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context

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